Saffron Chicken
Saffron Chicken
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Elevate your taste buds with a vibrant chicken dish infused with aromatic saffron. This recipe combines tender chicken with a blend of exotic spices, creating a rich and flavorful experience. Perfect for those seeking a unique and delicious meal that will leave a lasting impression.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories345kcal
Carbs14g
Fat23g
Saturates5g
Sugars11g
Protein20g
Fibre1g

Ingredients

  • 500 g Chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 200 g Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 200 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the saffron threads with a tablespoon of warm water. Let it steep and infuse for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the infused saffron mixture and stir to combine.
  • Pour in chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet.
  • Let the chicken simmer in the saffron tomato sauce for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the chicken and sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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